Your assignment is to complete a rough draft of the definition essay, the prompt for which (from Springboard page 51) is as follows:
Your assignment is to write a multi-paragraph essay that defines your interpretation of what it means to be an American. This essay should use the strategies of definition and different perspectives from the unit to help you develop a complex and thoughtful definition. If possible, incorporate an iconic image into your essay.
It is very important that you look carefully at what you can do, what you must do, and what you cannot do according to the prompt. I strongly encourage you to review pages 51 (guiding questions) and 52 (the rubric) to ensure you are meeting the expectations of the assignment.